Hello Everyone! I just became a member today! You all share such great information on this site! I have learned so much already. THANK YOU! I'm not new to chickens, my mom raised six - 5 hens and one rooster - in our yard while I was growing up and she now keeps a flock of 24 in her retirement in Southern Utah. I've decided that I want to keep my own flock so here I am! I don't have any chickens yet, I'd like to get everything ready to go and get them next Spring. I do know that I'm allowed a few hens in my City of Pleasanton, CA, but that is ALL I know. Still researching! And looking forward to chatting with all of you very knowledgeable folks!